US diplomat Richard Hass presented with International Peace Award

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The Tipperary international peace award was presented to US diplomat Richard Hass in Tipperary town yesterday evening.

Mr. Hass who chaired talks aimed at addressing unresolved issues linked to the peace process was accompanied by his family at the special occasion in Ballykisteen.

Mr. Hass then spoke of the delicate skill of diplomacy and how compromise is the key to arriving at any form of agreement.

Also present at the occasion were Tipperary’s two ministers Tom Hayes and Alan Kelly as well as Dr. Mansergh, who is a previous recipient of the award and Fr. Brian Darcy.